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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Pilot scarcity attracts indonesian pilots

Hi flyers,

We are talking about pilot scarcity again. You know how bad the situation is I guess. So, how does the DGCA make up for it. Simple, they invite expat pilot, more from indonesia. This month, Air India has an astronomical number of expat pilots flying down to our country from Indonesia to fill up the cockpits here ! Indian airline companies are attracting more and more Indonesian pilots by giving them two-three fold higher salary than what their country gives. "In Air Sahara, there are about five Indonesian pilots, while in Jet Air at least ten pilots are from Indonesia. Most of them are former pilots of Garuda, Merpati, Mandala and other private airlines companies of Indonesia," Lulik Turnianto, a former Merpati airline (Indonesian) pilot, who is now working as a pilot in Air Sahara said.